The 10 Most-Robbed Contestants Of ‘The Voice’ Season 3
It's a massive testament to the talent on "The Voice" this season that so many incredibly gifted singers didn't make it to the top three--or even make it past the Battle and Knockout Rounds. On other talent shows, some of this season's "Voice" also-rans could have gone all the way. There are definitely some I would have liked to see go a lot further. So, without further ado, here is my list of the most-robbed contestants of "The Voice" Season 3.
10) Alexis Marceaux
This New Orleans indie-rocker wowed me with her Blind Audition of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way"--and she seemed to wow Cee Lo Green, too, when he spun his chair for her and purred, "Rocker chicks turn me on!" When the classically trained Alexis went up against unpolished Season 2 reject Daniel Rosa in the Battle Rounds, I thought for sure that she had the edge, but for some reason, the proudly "not classically trained" Cee Lo connected more with Daniel, and he picked Daniel instead. Cee Lo made some very good decisions this season, but this was not one of them.
9) Michaela Paige
This spunky Internet DJ with the Flock Of Seagulls fauxhawk and killer rock chops went farther on "The Voice" than I'd initially expected--she'd received little screentime early in the season, and in the top 20 week it was a surprise when her coach, Blake Shelton, picked her to be his final team member over more obvious choice Liz Davis. But alas, Michaela didn't go far enough, as she was one of the first contestants to be voted out of the top 12.
8) Melanie Martinez
The only two reasons Melanie, my favorite female contestant of this season, didn't make it higher on this list are a) she went pretty far, all the way to the top six, and b) she was voted off in a week when she gave one of her weaker performances and almost seemed like she wanted to leave. But I have missed her since she exited the show. From her unique look (love that Hello Kitty hair bow, those tambourine-rattling feet, that Cruella hair), to her interesting song choices, to her dreamy rasp, Melanie was unlike any contestant I'd ever seen on "The Voice"--or on any singing show, for that matter. Someone give this girl a record deal (if the rumor that Adam Levine's 222 Records has signed her isn't true) and her own photo-printed clothing line, quick.